Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Golden Griffon: Kapiti Wargames Club Open Day 2013

Golden Griffon Kapiti Wargames Club Open Day 2013

Sunday saw the second open day at our club. We didn't get as much press coverage this year, but the turn-out was still good.

The first Golden Griffon Painting Competition also took place.
This was a closed competition, with only paid up club members allowed to enter. Committee members also did not take part. The competition was tough, but the winners were decided by midday.

Our sincere thanks to our prize sponsors:

Leanne Bunnell-Haywood, of Harcourts Real Estate
 and Toyworld Coastlands, Paraparaumu

And the winners are:

Senior Small Figure/Model  - Arnold
Senior Large Figure/Model  - Hamish 

Junior Large Figure/Model - Luc
Junior Small Figure/Model  - Gus

Overall Winner, and 1st Kapiti Golden Griffon  - Arnold

Entries for the competition start arriving

Judges arriving

Judging taking place

Judges deliberating

Chief Judge and Convenor Sam addressing the amassed crowd

Fern receiving her runner-up prize

Arnold receiving his prize as winner

Craig Haywood presents the prize for the Best Small figure: Seniors

The Bell tolled for Hamish's Skaven - best Large Model, seniors

Cameron took out one for the juniors - runner-up

As did Jack

and the best small figure: Juniors: Gus

One for runner-up Cameron

Gus, again

Luc took best large figure, juniors

With Arnold the overall winner of the first KWC Golden Griffon Title

Special presentation: 
Shaun  from Toyworld Paraparaumu, presented KWC Club Captain, David Oemcke 
with a painting station and GW paints to help promote gaming and painting at our club. 
Our thanks to Toyworld once again for this generosity

Many thanks to everyone that made the competition a huge success.

Some of the winning entries:

KWC 2013 Open Day Photos

Kapiti Wargames Club Annual Open Day 

Sunday 30 June 2013

We experienced a great turnout of both gamers and the public. All in all we simply had a great day. Games ranged from the futuristic StarWars X-Wing game, through Warhammer 40K and Fantasy to Roly Hermans' Pirate display.

We had Flames of War in 15mm and 20mm, The Seven Years' War,  a 40K "MadMax Gladiator game" and last but not least, the first KWC Golden Griffon Painting Competition.

Warhammer Fantasy

A great big thank you for all the sponsors, committee members, parents, members and visitors that made the day a massive success!
We saw 33 Entries across the categories, junior and senior, small and large models. We'll post a separate post about the Golden Griffon tomorrow, but I thought I'd whet your appetite with some photos from the day:
Warhammer 40K

Warhammer "Gladiator Racing"

Flames of War 15mm


Seven Years' War Historic

Star Wars X-Wing

WW2 Flames of War 20mm
(copyright of 1st two Images Jack Penman Photography)

Golden Griffon:
 Early Entrants

The final field


 Friendly assistance from members' families and the PartyPerfect Catering  team 

 Pukeko Games had a stall on the day, and did brisk business

Links to other blogs covering Battle Reports from this event:

Check back for reporting on the First Kapiti Wargames Club 
Golden Griffon Painting and Modelling Competition

Gaming greetings and copyright of photos